Within the Health, Climate, and Security Nexus, Prevention is Better than a Cure

By Kelly Bridges During the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, healthcare workers were contracting Ebola at an alarming rate. The World Health Organization (WHO) found that those fighting Ebola at the frontlines--in clinics and hospitals--were up to 32 times…

The WHO BioHub: An Emerging Tool for Secure and Equitable Pathogen Sharing

 By Lillian Parr As the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted, rapid detection and swift information sharing are  key to stemming the spread of emergent infectious diseases and their variants. To gain insight into a novel pathogen or variant, it must be…

The CDC Officially Launches the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics

By: Dr. Ryan Duncombe Last week, a puzzling new monkeypox outbreak appeared in the United States after new cases popped up in the United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain, and Canada. As of May 20, there are now a total of over…

Understanding the Threat of Biological Weapons in a World with COVID-19: Updated Report and Video Release

Today the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) is releasing an update to its report entitled Understanding the Threat of Biological Weapons in a World with COVID-19—with a significantly expanded Part III and an accompanying video call-to-action. The updated report features…

Biosecurity at The Global Synthetic Biology Conference

By Lillian Parr From April 12–14, Built with Biology hosted The Global Synthetic Biology Conference, an annual event that features expert speakers and provides networking opportunities for members of the synthetic biology community. The conference highlighted some exciting new biotechnologies,…

The Deeply Dangerous Spread of Russian Disinformation on Biological Weapons

On Friday, March 11, the U.N. Security Council met at the request of Russia to discuss unsubstantiated and spurious claims that the United States is supporting biological and chemical weapons laboratories in Ukraine—the latest action in a long-running Russian disinformation…

DEADLINE EXTENDED – Call for Applications: Fellowship for Ending Bioweapons (2022 – 2023)

As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the devastation that biological threats can cause is clearer than ever. Whether biological threats arise naturally, by accident, or through a deliberate effort to weaponize infectious diseases, they pose grave…

New Report: Understanding the Threat of Biological Weapons in a World with COVID-19 

By Andrea Rezzonico  The Council on Strategic Risks is today releasing Understanding the Threat of Biological Weapons in a World With COVID-19, an in-depth study of how the COVID-19 pandemic could influence the desirability and development of deliberate biological threats…

RELEASE: The Council on Strategic Risks Selects Dr. Yong-Bee Lim as Deputy Director of the Janne E. Nolan Center for Strategic Weapons

February 14, 2022 -  Today the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) announced it has selected Dr. Yong-Bee Lim as its new Deputy Director of the Janne E. Nolan Center for Strategic Weapons (The Nolan Center). Dr. Lim had previously served…

RELEASE: Top Experts Release Handbook for Ending Catastrophic Biological Risks

December 20, 2021, Washington, DC - In a time of daily confusion in the public discourse on the current pandemic, the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR), is releasing A…